Minnesota Farm Bureau receives national honor
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) was one of six states receiving the New Horizon Award during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 101st annual convention in Austin, Texas on Sunday.
The award recognizes the most innovative new programs. MFBF was recognized for its work on the opioid epidemic, as well as the promotion of the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union Farm Town Strong effort (farmtownstrong.org).
The two largest farm organizations teamed up to bring attention to the opioid epidemic in farm country, with the Minnesota Farm Bureau (MFB) Foundation developing an innovative and comprehensive program that included outreach efforts to bring resources to Farm Bureau members, communities and leadership across the state.